California Lutheran University

Department of Psychology

About the Program

Last Updated: 
November 06, 2012

The Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare the student for this undertaking from a perspective which takes into account the human being as a whole person with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions, and which focuses on the family as an interactive system. The focus of this program is on developing an integration of academic knowledge and clinical skills so that, at the time of graduation, students are well prepared as beginning marital and family therapists.

Program Overview

Program Administrator: 
Dr. Jamie Banker
Department Emphasis: 
Area Percentage
  Adolescent Therapy15%
  Child/Human Development15%
  Child Therapy15%
  Family Therapy15%
  Marital Therapy15%
  Family Studies10%
Campus Enrollment: 
Programs Options: 

Graduate Program

Dr. Jamie Banker
Courses Offered: 
  • Psychopathology
  • Systems of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Survey of Psychopharmacology
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Law and Ethics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interviewing
  • Group Therapy;
  • Principles and Techniques in Child Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Adolescent Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Marital Therapy
  • Principles and Techniques in Family Therapy
  • Survey of Psychological Testing
  • Information Literacy
  • Research Synthesis and Evaluation
  • Counseling Practicum I, II, & III
  • Various Specialization Courses

Master's Level

Program Options: 
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

The Marital and Family Therapy program is designed to meet all academic requirements for the California state license in Marital and Family Therapy. Licensing by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners requires a master's degree with specified content, supervised counseling experience, a post-master's internship, and written and oral examinations.


Faculty at California Lutheran University